On April 15, 1912, Titanic, the world’s largest ship, sank after colliding with an iceberg claiming more than 1,500 lives and subsequently altering the world’s confidence in modern technology. In Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, more than 150 legendary artifacts conserved from the Ship’s debris field were showcased offering a poignant look at this iconic Ship and its passengers.
Going back in time to 1912 as visitors received a replica boarding pass of an actual passenger aboard Titanic. This began a chronological journey through the life of the Titanic, moving through the ship’s construction, to life on board, to the ill-fated sinking and amazing artifact rescue efforts. Perfume from a maker who was traveling to New York to sell his samples, china etched with the logo of the elite White Star Line — these and many other authentic objects offered haunting, emotional connections to lives abruptly ended or forever altered. Visitors marveled at the re-created First Class and Third Class accommodations, and pressed their palms against an iceberg while learning of countless stories of heroism and humanity. In the “Memorial Gallery” visitors took their boarding pass to the memorial wall and discovered whether their passenger and traveling companions survived or perished.
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition was open February 9, 2013 – September 14, 2013.